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Newport 31 Purchase.

SqPeg

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Oct 2, 2014
36
Hunter 32 Vision Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbor
How can I find out which keel is on a 1988 Newport 31 without hauling? I have HID and serial #s.
 
Jan 11, 2014
5,612
Sabre 362 113 Fair Haven, NY
Get a waterproof camera, like a GoPro and take a video of the keel.

Ask the owner.
 
Oct 26, 2010
1,065
Hunter 40.5 Beaufort, SC
I assuming you are trying to find the draft (shoal draft or regular keel) rather than material and the shoal draft has a bulb and the regular draft is a fin keel of some sort.

If there is a bulb on the shoal draft keel for this a Newport 31 and you can get in a dingy or are in a slip. Simply get a long pole (with a squared off end if possible like a piece of pvc pipe) and push it firmly along the keel and down. If you have a bulb at the bottom of the keel it should "hang up" a little or even completely stop when it gets to the bulb. If its a fin keel it should just keep on going without hanging up. A lot cheaper than a "go pro" (but not as much fun) or a diver.

Of course I'm assuming it is the "type of keel" you are inquiring about not the material?
 
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SqPeg

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Oct 2, 2014
36
Hunter 32 Vision Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbor
Thanks all. Owner died. Yes, keel type, not material.
 

Tom J

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Sep 30, 2008
1,630
Catalina 310 Quincy, MA
Dock mates should know. Find the one guy on the dock who knows everything about everyone's boat, and ask him!